Leckey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Leckey was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Leckey family lived at Leckie in the county of Stirlingshire. The place name is derived from the Gaelic leac, or "flagstone," and the suffix -ach, which means "place."
Early Origins of the Leckey family
The surname Leckey was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Leckey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leckey research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Leckey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leckey Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Leckey has appeared as Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
Early Notables of the Leckey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leckey family to Ireland
Some of the Leckey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leckey migration to the United States
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Typical Leckey Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Leckey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jane Leckey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 
- Sarah Leckey, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 
- Theophilus Leckey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 
- Thomas Leckey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 
- Andrew Hugh, James, John and William Leckey, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
Leckey migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leckey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Isaac Leckey, aged 38, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
- Catherine Leckey, aged 38, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
- Eliza Leckey, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
- Ann Leckey, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
- Robert Leckey, aged 9 months, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
Leckey migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Leckey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Anne Leckey, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
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